Worthy Work, STILL Unlivable Wages: The Early Childhood Workforce 25 Years After the National Child Care Staffing Study

November 20, 2014 12:00 – 1:00 pm

The National Child Care Staffing Study NCCSS released in 1989, brought national attention for the first time to poverty-level wages and high turnover among early childhood teaching staff, and to the adverse consequences for children. In the succeeding 25 years, combined developments in science, practice, and policy have dramatically shifted the context for discussions about the status of early childhood teaching jobs, and the importance of attracting and retaining a well-prepared workforce that is capable of promoting young children’s learning, health and development. This confluence of trends carries vast implications for what we expect of those teaching young children. A new report by the National Child Care Staffing Study original authors examines the current status of the early childhood teaching workforce, and rethinking how our nation is preparing, supporting, and rewarding these teachers.

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Marcy Whitebook, Director and Dr. Lea Austin, Specialist of the University of California at Berkeleys Center for the Study of Child Care Employment. Administration for Children and Families Deputy Assistant Secretary Linda Smith and Office of Child Care Director Shannon Rudisill will welcome and introduce this webinar.

Source: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Available at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/191149206

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